Community unites for Cleanup Darlington
The Kalmia Garden Study Club and the City of Darlington teamed up with hard-working citizens for a Community Cleanup Day on Saturday, Sep. 19. Getting downtown ready for fall festival season meant grass trimming, hedge clipping, weed pulling, painting flower urns, and lining flower and shrub gardens with lots and lots of fresh pinestraw. Cleanup zones included the Public Square, Liberty Lane, the Darlington Library, the Psillos Garden, and the South Main Street public parking lots at the News & Press and Krukr Specialty Store.
Volunteers met at the Greater Darlington Chamber of Commerce on the Public Square at 8 am and received marching orders from event organizer Laura Burns, who seemed thrilled to see dozens of folks turn up with gloves and tools, ready to work.
“It means the word is getting out about downtown Darlington!” Burns said, thanking volunteers and recruiting them to come back for the Kalmia Garden Study Club spring cleanup, scheduled for April 16, 2016.
Teams included members of Darlington Kiwanis, Darlington Lions Club, the Darlington Fire Department, numerous citizens (several of whom are running for city public offices) and students from Darlington High School and Mayo High School for Math, Science, and Technology, many from the Key Club. Mobile users, please click link to see more photos: Clean Up in Darlington
Photos by Samantha Lyles